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post #31 of 2103 Old 11-24-2007, 10:42 AM
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Would love to hear some comparisons between these and the Ascend 340SEs.

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Well...i just got my a6-6t6 MTM a couple hours ago...and all i can say is wow! I went from a nice (yet entry level Harmon Kardon center) to this and its ridiculous how nice and full the sound it. Voices are crisp, yet not to bright...and the mid-ranges offer a wonderfully rich and full sound...I cannot wait to go back and watch more movies and actually hear all the dialouge hehe!! But if anyone is thinking about getting this speaker...do it. you simply will not regret it...!

I have had nothing but amazing dealings with eD...there products are amazing for the price...ill be getting a set of towers before christmas to match the center and dual 18's i just built !

Hope this help!

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I can't wait to get my 6T6 towers and center system going. Too bad they will just be sitting around until I can decideon/buy a receiver.
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How is ED's Return policy? I'm liking what I've been reading on these speakers and am thinking about giving them a try opposed to the Ascends, just because I can get a 3.1 system cheaper than a 3.0 system from Ascends. I've heard the Ascend 340SEs, and like them. However, for the price, if the ED is anywhere close to the sound quality of the Ascends, I'll go for them. I would just like the option of being able to return them for a full refund (minus shipping of course) if I am not satisfied.

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How is ED's Return policy? I'm liking what I've been reading on these speakers and am thinking about giving them a try opposed to the Ascends, just because I can get a 3.1 system cheaper than a 3.0 system from Ascends. I've heard the Ascend 340SEs, and like them. However, for the price, if the ED is anywhere close to the sound quality of the Ascends, I'll go for them. I would just like the option of being able to return them for a full refund (minus shipping of course) if I am not satisfied.

When the store is open and the chat option is available you might want to ask them. I just got the 6-6t6 MTMs and a3-5tc for surrounds. I asked them about the try out period and they said that they have the 30 day option for return. I was also going back and forth between these and the ascends. The cheaper price is what the final decision was on. I have not used them much other than on my computer for mp3's and games, but I have been happy with them so far.

What a long.... strange trip it's been!!!
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Okay, I've read all the posts in this thread. I am considering buying one of the following;

Definitive Technology
2 SM 350 – Fronts
Definitive Technology c/l/r 2002 – center

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2 x-mtm Tower Loudspeaker –
1 x-cs Center
2 x-ls Bookshelf


Elemental Designes
2 eD A6 - 6T6 Towers
1 eD A6 - 6T6 - MTM Center

I have heard the Def techs but I will be buing the Avs or the eD's without hearing them. Why did you buy the eD's when there are so many tower choices out there? Also, how does the 6T6 MTM sound with the towers? What about the finish? Do they sound good with music and movies and lastly is anyone using these speakers with an Onkyo reciever? The price is right for the three speakers I'm just having a hard time pulling the trigger without hearing them first.
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I bought them without hearing because I was not interested in buying from any of the over priced local stores. So I had to pick from several online only speaker companies. eD had the best speakers for the money. While bigger isn't always better, usually with speakers it is.
The eD sizes were bigger or had more drivers than the others I was looking at, or for the same amount of drivers as others, were MUCH better priced.

While the prices do seem to be too good to be true, they really are excellent speakers for the money.

I and many others on eD's official forums, are incredibly happy with the new 6T6 MTM. It is an excellent speaker. It is an excellent center channel. And it is BIG!
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I'm attaching a few pictures of my setup if anyone wants to see.
I will host these later so I can paste them inline, but it's something to look at for now.
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Thanks CrashX for the feedback and the pics. The towers are 3 way right? Also, do the towers sound good with music? It looks like you are reallyn setup for movies.
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The towers are 3 way.
I listened to some CDs on them the first night, since I didn't have any other speakers yet. They sounded good, but I really don't listen to much music in that room. So I really can't compare them to anything.
I am more in to home theater, hence all the surrounds, etc.
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I was getting real interested in a 5.1 package, until I stumbled across ED's Canadian web site @ http://canada.edesignaudio.com/

Talk about getting screwed...$720CAN for the A3-300 + taxes and shipping...and the CAN $ is worth more than US lately.

And the web site is broken so you can't even find out more info.
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Thanks for those pics, they look even better than on the site. Those towers look sick with the covers off.
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Well this thread was a breeze to read through. Hope to hear more eD owners. I'm looking into a 3.1 or 5.1 set myself. Got sucked into potentially getting a set due to the package savings, shipping included pricing, and of course....the A5-350 talk.
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Well this thread was a breeze to read through. Hope to hear more eD owners. I'm looking into a 3.1 or 5.1 set myself. Got sucked into potentially getting a set due to the package savings, shipping included pricing, and of course....the A5-350 talk.

I talked to Alex from eD regarding the package I'm looking into. A6-6T6 Towers, A6-6T6 Center and a sub. I'd like to go with the A3-300 based on the price. However, I was contemplating the A5-350 per all the reviews. My email to Alex explained the dimensions of my room (13x19x7.5), and that I listen at reference level when watching movies (about 75dB). He stated at 75dB, both the A5-350 and the A3-300 would perform identically. Where the A5-350 will shine is at louder volumes. He stated that if I was only going 75dB, he would only go with the A5-350 if I'm prone to upgrading (get it now and save hassle). I'm not. Looking for the best bang for the buck, but if there is an obvious difference between those two subs, I'd go for the bigger. Based on what I was told, it appears that at reference level, I should be fine with the A3-300.

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How is the finish quality on their speakers? Do they look sprayed and kinda 'rough around the edges'? Or do they look (workmanship-wise) more expensive than they are when you look up close?

Just asking because I have not seen any in person, and pics are hard to tell.

Thanks..
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Heh, might as well add it here too.....

Just ordered my 5.1 setup from them.

1 x A6 - 6T6 - Tower Pair
1 x A6 - 6T6 - MTM Single
1 x A6 - 6T6 - MTM Pair
1 x A5 - 350 Subwoofer

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They are nice quality. They are basically painted black, very smooth. You can see the seams, but they are really smooth.
These aren't necessarily "pretty" speakers, but that's ok, because they sound great and are excellent quality.

The sub is a completely different texture than the speakers. The sub is rough, with the bed liner type material. Industrial and very tough, which is fitting for such a large sub.

Oh and nice package Potent. You will love them. And did I mention the 6T6 MTM is BIG!
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Tom, that's some 5.1 system, if I were getting one, I'd get the bookshelf pair for the surrounds, just to save me some money. You're not going to have any weakpoints.
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I've had my Elemental Designs system setup for about 6 months now and I couldn't be happier:







As you can see, I'm running the 6T6 towers up front with the T5T MTM center(6T6 wasn't available when I ordered). 5TC's are doing the side surround duty and 5T5 MTM's are doing rear surround work, mounted horizontally. An A3-300 with 'O' driver is doing the heavy lifting down low. The room measures 22x11x9(2200 sq ft) with the left side opening up to the rest of the house and the speakers fill the space expertly, going louder than I want to play them with an Onkyo 605(90 watts per channel).

The system images great, totally immersing me in the movies. Music sounds great too.

One of my big concerns with purchasing my system from a relatively new Internet based company was with customer service. Would they leave me stranded once they had my money? Well, not in my experience. I just had and issue with the subwoofer that turned out being the $175 plate Amp. Some minor troubleshooting and a quick call got me a new Amp right away, under warranty.

A word about the A3-300 'K' vs. 'O' driver. I started with the K and upgraded to the O. Having heard both, it really is a no brainer. Both filled the room well, but in my system the O driver goes deeper easier(I had stuff rattling that weren't before at the same volume levels). I know alot of people are going to the A5, but I don't feel I need any more for the size room I have.

Dollar for dollar, the performance Elemental Designs' system is unbeatable in my mind. And when you take into consideration that you get a package discount and free shipping on these heavy beasties, the decision just becomes easier.
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Great Post. I'm ordering some eD speakers and sub this week. I've posted quite a bit in the last week regarding the need of the A5-350 over the A3-300 for my room size, which is smaller than yours, and doesn't open up to any other portion of the house. I'm still on the fence. eD recommends the A5-350 because of more head room. If I had the money and time, I'd like to compare both in my room to see the difference for my needs...or rather see if there is a difference. The ~$125 extra is a big jump for me, but the physical size of the sub may be too much for my room too. I'll have to measure.

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I've had my Elemental Designs system setup for about 6 months now and I couldn't be happier:
As you can see, I'm running the 6T6 towers up front with the T5T MTM center(6T6 wasn't available when I ordered). 5TC's are doing the side surround duty and 5T5 MTM's are doing rear surround work, mounted horizontally. An A3-300 with 'O' driver is doing the heavy lifting down low. The room measures 22x11x9(2200 sq ft) with the left side opening up to the rest of the house and the speakers fill the space expertly, going louder than I want to play them with an Onkyo 605(90 watts per channel).

The system images great, totally immersing me in the movies. Music sounds great too.

One of my big concerns with purchasing my system from a relatively new Internet based company was with customer service. Would they leave me stranded once they had my money? Well, not in my experience. I just had and issue with the subwoofer that turned out being the $175 plate Amp. Some minor troubleshooting and a quick call got me a new Amp right away, under warranty.

A word about the A3-300 'K' vs. 'O' driver. I started with the K and upgraded to the O. Having heard both, it really is a no brainer. Both filled the room well, but in my system the O driver goes deeper easier(I had stuff rattling that weren't before at the same volume levels). I know alot of people are going to the A5, but I don't feel I need any more for the size room I have.

Dollar for dollar, the performance Elemental Designs' system is unbeatable in my mind. And when you take into consideration that you get a package discount and free shipping on these heavy beasties, the decision just becomes easier.


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I am debating on getting either the towers or the 6t6's for my new setup. It will be split about 50/50 for music and tv/movies. The room is going to be about 15x15. What do you guys think I should go with? Its 2.1 for right now, 5.1 in the coming months.
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If you have room, I would go with the towers. If money is a concern, go with the MTM's now and move them to the back when you go 5.1. Remember that with the MTM's, you're going to want to put the tweeter at ear level, which either means either put them in a bookshelf or get a stand mount, which closes the gap on the price difference.
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If you have room, I would go with the towers. If money is a concern, go with the MTM's now and move them to the back when you go 5.1. Remember that with the MTM's, you're going to want to put the tweeter at ear level, which either means either put them in a bookshelf or get a stand mount, which closes the gap on the price difference.

Then how are you guys going to run your center channel? I was going to put mine in front of the tv on the stand.....assuming it doesn't block the bottom of my picture. Haven't ordered a stand yet.

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oh wow lol. I just got home from mexico to find a bunch of boxes in my room :P The 6T6 MTM's are pretty damn big lol I hope I can fit it in my TV stand somewhere. I got two more of them for my fronts as well which I said before. No Sub yet but I do have the 5 speakers other then that. I will be hooking them up tomorrow ish so I will tell yall how that goes. I am very excited though. I still have to put the speaker stands together though I dont much like the spikes that come with the speaker stands available from eD I am going to grab some metal ones from the store prob for them.
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I ordered the A5-350 and couldn't be happier. It stomps the teeth out of the PSB 6i that it replaced.

The finish is industrial and I personally had no problems with it. There are those that will let the aesthetic drive their purchase, then there are others that let sound quality be the determinate. I went for SQ.

An audiophile likes to talk about how much they spent and how good it sounds.

A DIY'er likes to talk about how little they spent and how good it sounds.

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Well, made up my mind.

I'm ordering the following:

A6-6T6 Towers
A6-6T7 MTM Single Center
A5-350 Sub

I'm going to order the set probably Wednesday or Thursday. I know it will take a month or longer for the sub, but I think the others speakers would be in relatively soon. I'm going out of town Thursday night, so I'm afraid if I order today, the speakers may show up on my porch while I'm away this weekend and I don't want them sitting there for anyone to walk away with.

I'm quite excited about this purchase.

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ya im very pleased so far with the speakers. I have no sub yet we watched a couple blu-rays today though. Fifth Element and Troy both sounded great cant wait for the subwoofer though we have 300 ready to go for that night

I am kind of new to setting all of this up and so I am not sure if I have my reciever setup right. So as I read I might be even more happy as of now games are sounding good too.
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Glad to hear it man! I got my tracking numbers for the towers, center, and rears today. Sub is waiting on the wood shop. New reciever shipped out today. New cables/wire shipped out today. New TV or HD-DVD player shipped out today...though it didn't specify which one, I'm guessing the TV....

It should all beat me home, and I can't wait! I still have to find stands for the rears, and a stand for the TV and equipment.

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We've watched three movies in the past two days. I keep thinking, "Wow, this movie has a great sound track." Then I realized, it's not just the soundtrack, it's the new speakers. Many they sound good! VERY full sound, excellent for home theater application.
Again, the 6T6 MTM is excellent.
I am more than pleased with me new setup.
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Do you guys with 6T6 Towers an Center, find the center overpowering the towers or is there a nice blend? I'd hate to spend so much on the towers to have the center be the focal point of the system.
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